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WDIV Gives Away More Than $100,000 in Digital Advertising to Local Businesses

Marla Drutz

WDIV-TV (Detroit)’s annual Vote 4 the Best almost didn’t happen this year, after being a tradition for nearly 15 years. The competition involves thousands of local businesses in the Metro Detroit area and many of them were closed due to the pandemic and the station wasn’t sure if anyone would want to participate.  After Governor…

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NAB Applauds Elimination of Radio Duplication Rule

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In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of an order eliminating the radio duplication rule for broadcast stations, NAB Senior Vice President of Communications Ann Marie Cumming voiced the association’s support for of the decision. “We applaud the Commission for continuing to modernize its media rules,” she said in a statement released following the…

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Oral Arguments Heard in GOP Challenge to Governor’s Executive Authority

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The feud between Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican Legislature over executive authority that has been fueled by the coronavirus pandemic saw its latest day in court on Tuesday (8/6) as oral arguments were heard before the Court of Appeals, according to a report in Gongwer. The appeal mounted by the GOP in House of Representatives…

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WILX Meteorologist Darrin Rockcole Retires

Darrin Rockcole

After 30 years as a Meteorologist at WILX-TV (Lansing), Darrin Rockcole has retired. His last day was July 30. “It was a good run to make it 30 years at a small market TV station,” Darrin said to viewers. “Thirty years is a long time to get up in the middle of the night and…

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Interlochen Public Radio, DPTV Remember Gov. William Milliken

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On August 6, Interlochen Public Radio and Detroit Public Television (DPTV) paid tribute to William G. Milliken, who served as Michigan’s governor from 1969-1983, with a celebration of life.  Milliken was remembered, among many other things, for being a symbol of a different era of politics, less divisive and more collaborative, when the ability to…

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Format Flips in Lansing, Grand Rapids

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Midwest Communications has flipped formats on WLMI-FM (Grand Ledge/Lansing).  At noon on July 31, the station adopted a new classic rock/classic hits format under the handle “Cruisin’ 92.9.“ The station kicking off its new identity with Beatles “Revolution”. That was followed by Led Zeppelin “Black Dog”, Eagles “Life In The Fast Lane” and Alice Cooper…

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97.1 The Ticket’s Jamie Samuelsen Passes Away at 48

Jamie Samuelsen

Jamie Samuelson, longtime host at Entercom’s WXYT-FM (Detroit) 97.1 The Ticket, passed away Saturday (8/1) at the age of 48. Samuelsen had been battling colon cancer since January 2019. He announced his condition just days before on July 27 with his morning co-host Mike Stone. “Each morning since my diagnosis, I got up, turned on…

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